Wyatt - Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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Organization Name: Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Wyatt

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 11/12/2016
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Semi-erect
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount None
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Protective/Territorial
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Timid
  • Skittish
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Big and beautiful describes Wyatt perfectly! His sweet mom was a pregnant stray that we rescued in Dallas just prior to having her last litter of puppies. Wyatt was one of her little beauties born in foster care on April 8th, 2013. He’s not so little anymore, weighing in at 75 pounds. Wyatt is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix with floppy ears, soulful eyes and a beautiful brown brindle and white coat. Wyatt fortunately never had to live on the streets as a stray, but sadly he has waited a very long time for that perfect person to adopt him. He is a shy and fearful boy in new or unknown situations, but extremely happy and fun-loving in his comfort zone. If he gets scared or feels threatened, he generally runs away from the cause of it. He needs very slow and calm introductions to new people and other dogs, but once he befriends you, you’re in for lots of good Wyatt love. One of his best buddies says that every time he sees Wyatt, he gets loads of doggy kisses, cuddles and Wyatt wants to lay with him with their faces touching. This pup can show some deep love to his close friends. Wyatt’s foster mom has had him for a little over a year and loves him dearly, but she knows that he could be happier in a home with less action. He would benefit from a calm, stress-free environment where he doesn’t need to be a social butterfly or expected to visit dog parks. He’d be happy as a homebody, watching movies on the couch and be the King of his own backyard. Wyatt often sits on the couch with back end on the seat and his front feet on the floor. It’s quite the silly sight! An experienced dog owner with lots of patience and compassion is what Wyatt needs, but also someone that doesn’t have a constant flow of new people in their home. He enjoys the company of some dogs, but dogs with very high energy or reactive personalities are not for him. He prefers to have a couple of very close, trusted human friends in his life. Wyatt has not spent any time around children, but we feel they may be a bit much for him. He enjoys lots of activities like playing in his kiddie pool, carrying around all types of dog toys and running figure eights in the yard. Watching Wyatt run and play ball with friends is such a treat, especially the giant smile that covers his face. Wyatt is a fantastic leash walker and will stay right alongside of his person if it’s a quiet area without a lot of people but tries very hard to avoid anyone in his path. Wyatt is house, leash and crate trained perfectly. He also is well trained with all of his basic commands and listens well. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This happy, healthy boy is ready for his forever family! He is dreaming of his future owners, so if you think you are his dream come true and would like to meet him today, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. Adoption appliations can be submitted for him at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/. Wyatt’s adoption fee is $200.

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    • Labrador Retriever-Saint Bernard Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Jessie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Saint Bernard Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Saint Bernard / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Jessie! You can learn so much about her by watching her short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MchrqKYO_Io&feature=youtu.be This beautiful Labrador/Saint Bernard mix is about 5 years old and is 55 pounds. Sadly, she was living life as a stray on the Dallas streets and was struggling as many do. She was being eaten alive by fleas and all of the scratching caused terrible open sores that had no chance of getting better without medical intervention. We knew from the time it took to gain her trust before her rescue that she was growing increasingly miserable and it was time to get her off of the streets. She was in a small pack with 2 other dogs that were rescued along with her and have since found their forever happiness. It is now time for Jessie to find hers as well. She’s been in our program for a good while and spent some of it in a foster home, some in boarding and is currently living with her trainer and doing exceptionally well. She is a very shy dog at first, but once she feels comfortable in her new digs, she is amazing as the video shows. She’s made her way into many hearts along her journey and we are so hopeful that she will find her way into one last heart that is open to helping a cautious girl fully come out of her shell. New people, new dogs, new surroundings and sounds can all make Jessie initially uncomfortable, but she is gaining confidence and learning a new way of life with her trainer. He fully intends on being a valuable resource for Jessie’s adopter to ensure that her transition into her new home and family is 100% successful. The challenge for Duck Team 6 is to find the right human for Jessie. She needs an owner that is able to always remain calm and collected for her. Jessie senses nervousness and anxiety in others and it tends to make her more uneasy, so having a jumpy owner on the other end of her leash wouldn’t help her overcome her own anxieties. Her trainer is controlled in all situations he exposes her to and she’s learning quickly to follow his calm demeanor. He identifies areas that Jessie is uncomfortable with and uses those in her training. Repetition helps her become comfortable as well, so her new owner must be a patient person, willing to devote the time for her continued training. She is well worth the time and energy! Jessie is fully house, leash and kennel trained. She’s well behaved inside the house and gets along well with dogs that she was slowly introduced to and now lives with. She tends to prefer dogs her size or larger, but with a dog savvy owner, she could peacefully live with a small dog. Jessie loves to chew on bones and toys when she’s in her comfort zone. Her favorite part of the day is just hanging around the house with her trainer and doggy friends and enjoying their company. She definitely knows her comfort zone, but her trainer is working to expand that so she can be at ease in other places too. While walking on the leash, she often still gets nervous if something new suddenly crosses her path and her response can be to jump back or pull forward, but she relies on her walker to be aware of their surroundings and help her face these with confidence. She’s improving in all areas every day! Jessie is ready to give her affection to a new owner. She gives kisses to her trainer and puts her head in his lap for pets. She also feels safe in his presence and likes to roll over on her back for belly rubs, which shows us that she is happy with him and can be happy with a new family too. He feels that she can have this type of bond with a new owner, but it must be a calm, positive environment so that she can start off on a good foot and continue her forward progress. Routine is important for Jessie as it helps her to feel relaxed about her day because she knows what is coming. Repetition in new places and with new activities is also key for her because it helps her become accustomed to them and in turn she learns that she is safe. Jessie is learning how to be a well-adjusted dog and we couldn’t be happier to see her amazing progress. Sadly, like many street dogs, Jessie tested positive for heartworms, but will start her treatment soon and the cost will be covered in full by Duck Team 6, even if she is adopted before its completion. This girl has the ability to make you feel loved each and every day with her sweet spirit and loyalty. She grows on people very quickly and we hope to find her very special family soon. She would thrive in a family that has a relaxed environment, a fairly consistent schedule, a nice yard to play in, a larger dog that is well-balanced and lots of patience, compassion and love to give. She still has some challenges to face and her new family has to understand that she’s willing to conquer them with their help. If you want an amazing sidekick for many years to come and have a special place in your heart for Jessie, we would love to introduce her to you. She is available for adoption and will bring loads of joy to her new family. Her adoption fee is $200. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and her heartworm treatment will be paid in full by Duck Team 6. If you have additional questions, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org or to fill out the adoption application, visit http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Ashi

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Cattle Dog / Mixed (medium coat). We are so fortunate to have Ashi in our program and we feel that her new forever family will be equally as lucky. Ashi is a gorgeous, 5 year old, freckled Cattle Dog with a sweet smile and inquisitive ears. She is about 45 pounds and has a heart of gold, a wise demeanor and degree in obedience. She has been in our program for nearly 4 years due to her first really difficult year as a stray, but she has overcome many hurdles in that time. We can thankfully say that she’s healthy, happy and ready to begin the next step of her journey as family dog. Ashi was part of a large group of homeless dogs that had very little human contact and were often injured. She survived being hit by a car, but it left her with severe injuries. She was vulnerable and had to be much more cautious of her surroundings after her incident. She was terribly painful, thin, limping and we knew we had to help her. It’s often very tough to help when these dogs are scared and in survival mode, but we were able to trap her and take her immediately in for an evaluation with our vet. Her femurs were found to be significantly injured, so the best course of action was an immediate surgery called bilateral FHO. Her recovery was long, but she did completely heal and now enjoys active play just like any other pup. She takes a daily Glucosamine supplement, but doesn’t require any additional medications or therapy. The longest part of her recovery was learning confidence and to trust people that she’d only known to avoid the first year of her life. Ashi has had a few foster families since her rescue and has made drastic improvements. She now knows she can trust and bond with people. Just recently she completed an Obedience Training program and has mastered extended leash walking, sit, stay, heel, down, come and is crate trained. She’s very smart and is eager to please her trainer and foster. Ashi still requires slow introductions to new people and new dogs. She may always have some fear and anxiety with new situations, but we think that with a routine and repetition, she can also overcome these. She seems shy at first, but can bond once she feels comfortable. Her current trainer of just 3 months says she’s a hoot and loves to play chase. We feel that Ashi will be happiest either as a single dog or with another large, balanced dog as a companion. She tends to look at her furry friends for guidance in new places. She loves to spend time outdoors, playing with toys, relaxing for movie night and going for car rides. Ashi is a go with the flow girl, so she would adapt to her new owner’s pace and routine quickly. She just needs someone to help her ease into her new life and give her loads of love and attention. Ashi is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to meet her family. If you want additional information about Ashi or to meet her, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. Applications can also be submitted at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application. Ashi’s adoption fee is $200. PLEASE watch Ashi’s video to see her playful nature and beautiful face. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL4_jTt7kFE&feature=youtu.be
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    • Doxle Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Callie

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      Breed: Doxle
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Callie can be summed up simply as irresistible, cuddly and perfect! Her foster mom calls her a Love Bug, which is more than fitting! This spunky 10 month old girl is18 pounds and we believe her to be a Beagle/Dachshund mix. With those two breeds, you have to know that she has fun every moment of her day. It was so fortunate that Callie was found when she was because she wasn’t in good shape. She had a very severe infection in her eye and despite all efforts by her vet, the best course of action was to remove her eyeball and let her finally be free of the pain it was causing her. Although she’s missing one eye, she’s still the cutest girl in the room and it doesn’t slow her down a bit. Callie’s personality shines when she’s around her human friends. Her favorite things to do are snuggling and playing with all of her doggy toys. Her best friend is her foster brother, a 60 pound pitbull mix and what a pair they are. She gets along great with all of the dogs that she knows, but she needs a proper and slow introduction to new pups. We aren’t sure if the lack of her left eye has anything to do with it or if she’s just a bit nervous still considering her rough beginning in life, but once she’s met another dog, they are fast friends. We feel that over time and with an understanding and patient new owner, she will overcome her anxiety of meeting newbies. Callie is learning so much from the other dogs in her foster home and we feel that she’d be most comfortable in a family that has another dog or two that she can look to for guidance, confidence, as a playmate and an occasional cuddle. She loves to walk on her leash and strut around the neighborhood with all of her friends. She’s such a smart girl and we think with more one on one attention, she will likely be able to learn lots of new commands and tricks. She’s so affectionate that we would love to see her in a family that has plenty of time to devote to her daily. Callie is still a puppy and needs a family that will help her continue learning all of her puppy manners and help her grow into a smart, well-mannered lady. She is well on her way due to the great care that her foster family is giving her. She is about 90% housebroken at this time and will need a little more time and patience to be perfect in that department. She still likes to occasionally use her puppy teeth to chew on things that sometimes are not hers, but that too will cease with time and guidance. Callie is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, fully recovered from her eye surgery and ready to move on to the next step in life…her very own forever family. If this beautiful, happy-go-lucky pup would complete your family, please visit our website at www.duckteam6.org and fill out the adoption application under the Adopt tab or feel free to email us at placement@duckteam6.org to ask any additional questions. She’s the perfect family dog, so please consider her as your newest family member. Callie's adoption fee is $200.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Rocky - Gues...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Do you need a champion in your home? Rocky could be the dog for you! Rocky loves to perform for treats. In fact, he will do any command perfectly for the right enticement! Now that he feels better after heartworm treatment, he loves to run, play fetch, and chase any ball that is thrown for him. (He's even learning to drop the ball close to us.) Rocky is in boarding with his brother Romeo and is reaching him that playing is fun. He gets very excited to see his rescuers come play with him at the kennels. He loves to be brushed & loves his baths; he really loves the water. Rocky is housetrained - he will bark to let you know he needs to go out right away! He also knows basic commands: sit, stay, come, down, etc. Since he was found with a heavy collar that really irritated his neck, he is now walked with a harness and does well with it. (He wears his collar well, but prefers to be walked in a harness so his collar doesn't pull on his neck.) Rocky loves kids of all ages & he seems to like watching them ride bikes. He is great with dogs and cats so he'll fit right in! He loves sleeping on human beds but feels that dog beds are more for chewing than sleeping. He loves belly rubs, rolling in the grass, and sitting as close as he can to you. While Rocky has many loves, he's not that fond of loud noises like thunder, loud trucks, etc. So he'll need a little comforting during a storm. At the kennel his rescuers work with him on playing nicely, socialization, basic commands, and toy sharing (he can be a toy hoarder if you let him). Rocky loves to run & chase rabbits & squirrels, so he'll need a tall secure fence to keep him safe. Like his brother Romeo, he would do really well with a family with kids and a yard to play in. If you would like to meet Rocky, please fill out our application and we will forward it to his rescuer! Note: Rocky is part of our Guest Dog Program and is being cared for by an independent rescuer. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the our website: http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Romeo - Gues...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Romeo, Romeo - who doesn't want an unconditional love in their lives? Romeo is a sweet dog who is learning to play ball & tug o' war. As his name suggests, Romeo loves people of all ages, especially kids. He loves playing with other dogs, especially his brother Rocky. He's very social, so much so that his rescuers call him a "serial hugger." He loves giving kisses and is great with other dogs and even cats. Romeo is very smart so his rescuers works with him at the kennel on playing, socialization, and basic commands. He loves to be brushed, get belly rubs, and is even learning to love the water - which makes bath time a lot easier. Romeo also loves on human beds but feels that dog beds are more for chewing than sleeping. Romeo has the awesome ability to calm down his human friends when they are stressed and even calms down his fur-brother Rocky when he gets nervous or anxious. Romeo loves to run & he does like to chase rabbits & squirrels. Romeo would do great with a family with kids - we'd love for him to have a family & a yard to play in. While Romeo has many loves, he's not that fond of loud noises like thunder, loud trucks, etc. So he'll need a little comforting during a storm. Romeo is very bonded to his brother Rocky so we would love them to find a home together if possible. If you would like to meet Rocky, please fill out our application and we will forward it to his rescuer! Note: Romeo is part of our Guest Dog Program and is being cared for by an independent rescuer. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the our website: http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/
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